I love my laptop but it’s got a grand total of four USB ports. That’s not a whole lot of ports in a storm in my computing world. My computer’s dock has spaces for my keyboard, mouse and two more, but I need some additional USB ports to get through my day.
More and more I’ve been abandoning my car’s GPS-based navigation system and using my iPhone and Google Maps. I love Google Maps because it checks your route against traffic and usually (but not always) takes me the fastest way to where I’m going.
I love using keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft® Word. My only problem is that there are too many of them to keep track of. Savvy Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know that the ones I give out in my Tech Tips are the most useful.
Vickie and I are lucky. At the office we have Internet connection speeds that would make the Pentagon jealous. Email is delivered before we send it and web pages miraculously appear at the click of a mouse. At home though, things are a little different. Our Internet connectivity is more “real world” and we actually have to wait almost a second or two for a document to download. It’s not disturbing but we do notice a difference.
According to a recent news release by Twitter, they experienced a bug that stored user passwords in plain text format. Most companies that store passwords do so in an encrypted manner that restrains Internet miscreants from locating and misusing them. Normally Twitter does so too, but not this time.
The Spring seminar season is upon us and many CLNC® students will be traveling to attend the Live CLNC Certification Seminars in Chicago, Fairfax or Atlanta as well as the Consultant 2.0 event with Stedman Graham in Fairfax. I’ve passed on some travel tips in the past, such as traveling with a mini-power strip to allow you to charge multiple devices and various iPhone chargers that allow you to charge up to 4 iDevices.
Microsoft’s Word, Excel and PowerPoint all have tools built in that allow you to quickly access formatting tools, change fonts and font sizes, align text and more. The problem is that these are often hidden and so go unused.
If you’ve diligently followed my Tech Tips and have moved to dual monitors you’ll love this Tech Tip. In point of fact, even if you haven’t been the most diligent of followers, and are still working on a single monitor you’ll find this useful.
One of the most handy Microsoft Word tools I’ve found is the often-underutilized Painter tool. If you’ve ever written a legal nurse consulting case report you’ll find yourself moving text from page to page as you draft that document. Often, as you move the text, the formatting will shift and not match the format of the new paragraph or page where you’ve placed it.
I’m always looking for websites and other informational sources to help Certified Legal Nurse Consultants with their legal nurse consulting businesses and work product. I recently stumbled across a website designed for medical students that may be of use to you.